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Döderlein bacillus

Pronunciation: der′dēr-līn

Definition: a large, gram-positive bacterium occurring in normal vaginal secretions; although thought by some to be identical with Lactobacillus acidophilus, the identity of Döderlein bacillus is still doubtful.

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